Federal Circuit Reverses Issue Preclusion Ruling In Trademark Case

Federal Circuit Reverses Issue Preclusion Ruling In Trademark Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A finding by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that challenges by Levi Strauss & Co. to certain trademark registrations by Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. were barred by the doctrine of issue preclusion was erroneous, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 18 (Levi Strauss & Co. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co., No. 12-1495, Fed. Cir.).

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